By- Correspondent| Date- September 24, 2011
The 11 member delegation of opposition party of Assam, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) yesterday sought President Pratibha Devisingh Patil’s intervention in the Indo-Bangladesh land swap deal. The part requested the President to stop this land deal so that Assam does not lose its land to Bangladesh. In addition, the President was also requested to put a halt to construction of mega dams of North East, especially the Subansiri Hydro Project which is reported to be threat to the people of the region.
The 11-member delegation of AGP who met the president were Party head Chandra Mohan Patowary, Phani Bhusan Choudhury, Nurul Hussain, Biren Baishya, Joseph Toppo, Atul Bora, Keshav Mahanta, Pabindra Deka, RN Kalita, Kumar Deepak Das and Hiten Goswami
The delegation is reported to have updated the President that the Land swap deal with Bangladesh was completely unconstitutional as it was done without discussion with any political party or people of Assam and demanded that the land from Assam should not be given to the neighboring nation respecting the interest of the people of the state.
The delegation also reportedly pointed out that as the North-east is land-locked and the only way to mainland India is the narrow “chicken’s neck”, the Centre should have considered national security before surrendering land to neighboring country.